Mesa, AZ (Sports Network) - Javier Baez hit a pair of homers and scored three
runs to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 7-5 win over Japan on Friday.
Alfonso Soriano, Josh Vitters and Daniel Vogelbach each added an RBI for the
Cubs. Travis Wood allowed five runs -- four earned -- on seven hits and struck
out four over 4 2/3 innings in the start for Chicago.
Hayato Sakamoto and Sho Nakata both clubbed two-run homers and Shinnosuke Abe
drove in one run for Japan, which has already advanced to the semifinals of
the World Baseball Classic. Starter Tetsuya Utsumi gave up three runs on five
hits over three innings.
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